[ hahy-druh-fohb ]

  1. a hydrophobic substance.

Origin of hydrophobe

First recorded in 1920–25; hydro-1 + -phobe

Words Nearby hydrophobe

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How to use hydrophobe in a sentence

  • I reached the wharf and jumped into a boat; the unhappy Blanchard, who is a hydrophobe, followed me.

    The Cross of Berny | Emile de Girardin
  • If water be the continuous phase the terms "hydrophile" and "hydrophobe" are often used.

    Animal Proteins | Hugh Garner Bennett